Colleges

WBB: Campbell Falters against Winthrop, 76-53

Posted January 26, 2013

— The Campbell women's basketball team was topped by Winthrop, 76-53, on Saturday afternoon at Gore Arena/John W. Pope Jr., Convocation Center. Junior forward Ashley James (Round Rock, Texas) posted 16 points, while sophomore forward Juli Osborne (Kingsport, Tenn.) contributed a career-high 10 points.

The Lady Camels dropped to 13-7 overall and 5-4 in the Big South, while the Eagles improved to 13-8 this season and 7-2 in the league. Campbell was down just seven points, 43-52, with 8:36 remaining before Winthrop went on a 10-2 run to take control of the game.

Winthrop was paced by Dequesha McClanahan with 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting, which included a 3-for-3 performance from behind the arc. As a team, the Eagles shot 50 percent (30-of-60) from the field and 9-of-17 from beyond the arc.

Campbell on the other hand had a difficult time from three-point range as freshman guard RaeChaun Edwards (Spring Grove, Va.) made the team's only trey in 14 attempts, which was a season-low three-point field goal percentage. The Lady Camels did counter a difficult shooting day by going to the post for points as forwards James and Osborne paced the team, which shot 40 percent (24-of-60) overall.

Ball movement was a key for Campbell, who totaled 21 assists during the contest, led by Edwards and junior guard Jessica Moore (Jacksboro, Tenn.) with five each. The Lady Camels committed just 12 turnovers, a season low, but the Eagles made those transition opportunities count for 12 points.
Campbell scored 16 points off the 20 mistakes made by Winthrop, which included 10 steals.

The Lady Camels were not as successful on the offensive glass as they were against Radford, registering a season-low 10 second-chance opportunities. Winthrop posted 45 rebounds including 29 on the defensive end as Taylor Calvert totaled a game-high 10 boards.

Leading Campbell in rebounds was Moore with five and senior guard Tonisha Baker (High Point, N.C.) with four.

Eight points were scored by Baker, while sophomore forward Kiera Gaines (Mechanicsville, Va.) and Edwards registered seven and six points, respectively.

Aliyah Kilpatrick and Diana Choibekova also reached double-figures for the Eagles with 13 and 12 points each. Kilpatrick came one rebound shy of a double-double.

The contest started with the Big South Preseason Player of the Year McClanahan scoring the first five points for Winthrop. The Lady Camels came back on a 9-3 run to take their first lead of the game on a three pointer by Edwards.

A jumper from Baker put the Lady Camels up 11-10 with 12:53, their final lead of the contest. Winthrop registered a 10-2 run to take a seven-point advantage at 20-13 with 9:15 to go in the half.
The contest went back and forth as Campbell scored the next four points on jumpers from Baker and Osborne with 7:49 remaining. The Lady Camels were unable to close the deficit any further as the Eagles raced to a 31-23 halftime advantage.

It was a conservative half for Campbell, who protected the ball, committing just five turnovers. The Lady Camels totaled eight assists, but the shots from the outside were not falling as it shot just 10-of-30 from the field.

To start the second frame, Winthrop took a double-digit lead at 23-33 and kept at least a seven-point advantage throughout the rest of the contest.

Every time that the Lady Camels appeared to be making a run, Winthrop had an answer. A made field goal by Baker and layup from James closed the deficit to seven, but the next possession, McClanahan drilled a trey to rebuild a 10-point advantage.

There was fight from Campbell following a three-point field goal by McClanahan to post a 13-point lead, 35-48, with 11:58 remaining. The Lady Camels then went on an 8-2 run to close the advantage back to seven with 8:39 left.

That was as close as the Lady Camels came before a 10-2 Winthrop run put the guests ahead 62-45 with six minutes on the clock. The Eagles did not look back from there as it posted a 76-53 victory.

The Lady Camels welcome Liberty on Thursday at 7 p.m. before closing out a four-game home stand with an ESPN3 game on Feb. 2 against Longwood at 1 p.m.

Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • NFL: NY Giants at Washington

    Thursday at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Western Michigan at Virginia Tech

    Saturday at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Texas A&M

    Saturday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Larry Fedora Press Conference

    Today at 11:45 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Chicago at NY Jets

    Tonight at 9:00 on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 3
CLB 4
Final
CAR 19
PIT 37
 
Final
NYY 5
TOR 2
Final
MIA 1
WAS 2
Final
BAL 2
BOS 3
Final
PIT 1
MIL 0
Final
ATL 2
NYM 10
Final
TAM 5
CWS 10
Final
MIN 2
CLE 7
Final
KAN 5
DET 2
Final
HOU 8
SEA 3
Final
CHC 5
LOS 8
Final
ANA 1
TEX 2
Final
OAK 8
PHI 6
Final
COL 8
ARI 3
Final
SDP 8
SFG 2
Final
STL 2
CIN 7
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
SEA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
PIT
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
HOU
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
STL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
ARI
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
ANA
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
SFG
 
Final
CAR 3
CLB 4
Final
WAS 1
BUF 0
Final
CLB 4
STL 3
Final
EDM 3
CAL 1
Final
CAL 1
EDM 0
1:30pm Today
NYI
OTT
 
6:00pm Tonight
NYI
OTT
 
7:00pm Tonight
PIT
DET
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
NJD
 
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
TOR
 
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
WAS
 
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
MIN
 
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
STL
 
9:00pm Tonight
COL
ANA
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
COL
 
10:00pm Tonight
ARI
LOS
 
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
 
Final
CLE 21
BAL 23
Final
STL 31
DAL 34
Final
DET 19
GBP 7
Final
NYG 30
HOU 17
Final
JAC 17
IND 44
Final
NOS 20
MIN 9
Final
NEP 16
OAK 9
Final
BUF 10
SDC 22
Final
CIN 33
TEN 7
Final
PHI 37
WAS 34
Final
ARI 23
SFX 14
Final
SEA 26
DEN 20
Final
MIA 15
KAN 34
Final
CAR 19
PIT 37
 
8:30pm Tonight
NYJ
CHI